Compulsory Student Union Membership

Wonderful, looks like the Labour government wants to reintroduce compulsory student Union payments for university students. Back to forcing people to pay for services they don't want or need. The student union never did anything useful for me; the only time I was ever in a situation where I might have needed a union, I was forced to join a special "club" as part of being a student, the student union was the actual problem. Sure they called it a union, but it was basically just a special club I was required to join, even if I never used any of their facilities. Isn't the whole point of unions preventing such things? To my mind mandatory union membership is a violation of the very purpose of unions.

As an aside the fact that the student unions lost so much funding as well suggests that the majority of students did not find the student unions worthwhile, so why should they be forced to spend money on things they don't find useful?

Date: 2009-06-14 23:03:53, 15 years and 34 days ago

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